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Aquatic Invasive Species Update

Mike Hoff, an AIS coordinator with the US Fish and Wildlife Service gave a preview on the highly impactful AIS plants and animals that we could likely see in Minnesota and by extension, Lake Minnewashta. These species include: Spiny waterfleas … Continue reading

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Hennepin County Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Early Detection Training – Free Events on 6/22 or 6/28

Hennepin County needs your help in finding and preventing the spread of AIS. As aquatic invasive species (AIS) detectors, you will play an important role in preventing the spread of aquatic invasive species. Please attend one of these free events: … Continue reading

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Decontamination Service Available at Lake Waconia for Watercraft Infested with Aquatic Invasive Species

A decontamination unit to combat aquatic invasive species (AIS) is available at Lake Waconia’s Northeast public access. Those who have been turned away from a public accesses because an aquatic invasive species (AIS) was found in their watercraft can use … Continue reading

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Please Keep Leaves and Fall Debris Out of the Streets to Help Prevent Algae Problems in the Lake

The LMPA  has improving water quality/clarity as part of it’s mission while still attending to invasive species control. Lake quality and clarity have degraded one the past few years. The good news is it’s not too late to turn that trend around. Water … Continue reading

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Christmas Lake Loses its Battle Against Zebra Mussels

http://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/10/23/zebra-mussels Despite extraordinary and expensive measures to treat Zebra Mussels found in Christmas Lake, they have reappeared this fall. As a result, the Department of Natural Resources has ended all efforts to eliminate them. Preventing zebra mussels from entering lakes … Continue reading

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Removing or Moving Watercraft, Docks and Lifts? Read On!

This is the time of year that we must remove docks, lifts, swim rafts and other water related equipment. Make sure that any service provider you use has a permit from the MN DNR to deal with water related equipment. … Continue reading

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